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Graduate auditor, performing planning, fieldwork, checking financial statements, preparing financial statements mentoring junior employees
I work with teams of various sizes on audit engagements that means we travel to different clients and meet and work with lots of people.
My role as a graduate varies depending on the projects GT has. However, the whole perception of making coffees for your boss is wrong, at least at GT! Within my second week, I had the opportunity to go to a client with a senior and assisted in Internal Auditing aspects such as sample testing, reporting, interviewing, documentation review and many more. Working at GT enables you to grow significantly as they always make an effort to provide opportunities for their employees.
Accounting based and out at clients most of the time to audit financial statements.
Perform testing on client's cash, capital assets and operating expenses.
Managing small teams of 2-4 people. Learning about client's businesses and accounting. Auditing financial accounts.
Client interaction, work papers
Training junior staff, completing audits
Compliance services, advisory services, liaising directly with clients and with ATO
Preparing tax compliance tasks for a range of clients, primarily with a corporate focus, and assisting with tax technical advice pieces.
Role - graduate auditor. In busier periods, will be performing audit testing on areas such as cash, equity, GST, employees. Slower periods, will be doing administrative tasks and helping tie-up audits.
From the outset I have been given tasks for which I am responsible and reportable which is quite motivating. By showing a bit of initiative and motivation I've already started moving forward in my role within a few months. Day to day, I complete compliance work for clients primarily. Other tasks do come through, and many of us have monthly roles where companies may outsource some or all of their finance function to our company. For example I spend 3 days a month at a venture capital firm doing monthly accounts and reporting to investors.
Testing accounts and admin tasks related to audit
Wide-ranging and increasing responsibilities
As graduate at Corporate Tax, I have been provided with challenging work everyday. My coach knew that as a person, I really enjoy intellectually challenging work and hence on my very first week, I started working on a very complex engagement which was quite forensic in nature. I genuinely felt that I am utilising every single thing that I have learnt over the past 3 years at University. As a graduate, I work on various other continuous ad hoc activities as well, such as undertaking the take-on process of new clients or providing ATO Correspondence for our clients. Another interesting thing is getting to know so many different clients. Our managers help us to understand each and every client and case, our end goals and it definitely helps me to understand how my piece of work contributes to the overall engagement. Then there are the bigger pieces of work such as ATO audits or working hand in hand with other division of our tax team such as the transfer pricing team. It is very challenging but definitely rewarding.
Performing work for audits, drafting letters, putting together workpapers using client information, testing account balances
A typical day would be out at the client site- discussing with the team what approach should be taken, perform testing and hold discussions with the client to get the appropriate audit evidence for documentation.
Everyday is not the same for me, which I love. I have carried out compliance audits, prepared financial statements, prepared tax returns for individuals, sole traders, partnerships, companies, and trusts, work alongside other accountants, managers and partners.
As an auditor my day to responsibilities vary quite a fair bit. No day is ever the same. Working in such a fast paced environment i am forever juggling multiple tasks at once. This can range from doing adds on accounts to being at a client and collecting evidence to support financial statement balances. This can include gathering leave forms for annual leave taken.
I generally work on generating income tax returns and accounts for our clients. I also assist with any ad hoc queries they may have in their day to day business.
Conducting fieldwork and testing, drafting reports and other general business development work
Providing audits for a variety of businesses including listed and private companies from a diverse range of different industries. Had started managing my own teams 1.5 years in, and now manage my own team on every engagement.